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Who can be the sureties in Letters of Administration?

2016-06-02T06:40:27+08:00

Prior to the extraction of the Grant of Letters of Administration (including for Resealing of Letters of Administration cases), the Court may require the Administrator(s) (“the Applicant”) to provide 2 sureties for the Court’s consideration.

A surety is someone who is responsible or liable for the action or conduct of the Administrator(s).

Generally, the following particulars of […]

Who can be the sureties in Letters of Administration?2016-06-02T06:40:27+08:00

Who have priorities to apply to be the Administrator in Letters of Administration?

2016-06-02T06:39:22+08:00

Under Intestate law, the following persons are entitled to apply to be appointed as the Administrator(s) of the deceased’s estate in order of priority:

  1. spouse (husband or wife)
  2. issues (lawful children)
  3. parents
  4. brothers or sisters
  5. issues of brothers or sisters
  6. grandparents
  7. uncles or aunts
Who have priorities to apply to be the Administrator in Letters of Administration?2016-06-02T06:39:22+08:00

What further documents are required for Letters of Administration?

2016-06-02T06:36:53+08:00

In simple cases, the following additional documents are required:-

  1. Consent of the Co-Administrator, if any
  2. Renunciation of the Beneficiaries having a prior right to apply for Letters of Administraton, if any
What further documents are required for Letters of Administration?2016-06-02T06:36:53+08:00

What further documents required for application of Grant of Probate?

2016-06-02T06:35:49+08:00

The following additional documents are required:

  1. the original Will
  2. where the Will is not written in English, a certified true translation by a person competent to translate
  3. renunciations by person(s) appointed Executor(s) under the Will but who do not wish to be the Executor(s), if any.
What further documents required for application of Grant of Probate?2016-06-02T06:35:49+08:00

What initial documents are required for both Probate and Letters of Administration?

2016-06-02T06:34:12+08:00

The Court requires the following documents (not exhaustive) to be submitted for the initial application, namely:

  1. Originating Summons (Probate)
  2. Statement of Probate
  3. Administration Oaths by the Applicant
  4. original extract of the deceased’s Death Certificate
  5. Caveat Search Certificate.
What initial documents are required for both Probate and Letters of Administration?2016-06-02T06:34:12+08:00

What happen if a foreign or non-Singapore domiciled person died intestate with assets in Singapore?

2016-06-02T06:33:10+08:00

If a foreign domiciled person dies intestate:

  • his movable property that is located in Singapore will be distributed according to the laws of the country in which he was domiciled at the time of his death
  • his immovable property located in Singapore will be distributed according to the laws of Singapore, regardless of where he […]
What happen if a foreign or non-Singapore domiciled person died intestate with assets in Singapore?2016-06-02T06:33:10+08:00

Who has authority to administer the estate before grant of probate or letters of administration is issued?

2016-06-02T06:32:17+08:00

Executors

If the deceased made a valid will in which there is an effective appointment of executors, the will authorises the executors to act in the estate and the deceased’s assets vest in the executors at the date of death. Therefore, technically, an executor could administer an estate without a grant but, in practice, he needs […]

Who has authority to administer the estate before grant of probate or letters of administration is issued?2016-06-02T06:32:17+08:00

What is a Deceased’s Domicile?

2016-06-02T06:31:32+08:00

Domicile means the country or state (as the case may be) where a person intends to make his permanent or ultimate home. It need not be his country of birth, his current place, his current nationality or the place he died in, and his Domicile status may change from time to time when his intentions changed.

When […]

What is a Deceased’s Domicile?2016-06-02T06:31:32+08:00

Should I appoint a lawyer to apply for a Grant of Representation?

2016-06-02T06:30:48+08:00

In theory, it is possible to make your own application for either a Singapore Grant of Probate, Letters of Administration or Memorandum of Resealing without the assistance of a Lawyer.

However, in practice, as the Grant of Probate, Letters of Administration or Memorandum of Resealing entails legal procedures and issues, it is advisable to engage a […]

Should I appoint a lawyer to apply for a Grant of Representation?2016-06-02T06:30:48+08:00

Why is a grant of representation required?

2016-06-02T06:29:18+08:00

A grant of representation is required to prove the authority of those entitled to act as personal representative (either as executor or administrator) and administer the estate. This proof establishes the personal representative’s title to the assets of the estate, so enabling the personal representative to collect in and deal with those assets.

Why is a grant of representation required?2016-06-02T06:29:18+08:00
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